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What's a Good Daily Exercise Routine for an Australian Shepherd?


I have a 1 year old Australian Shepherd and I was wondering what is a good routine for her? I have one set up for her, but I'm not sure if it's right?

- 10 minute walk in the morning

- 10-20 minute Frisbee > Time depends on weather > Minimum of 3 times a day

- 30 minute afternoon walk

- After 9pm > Dog Fishing (Tie a toy to a rope and pole and have her chase it)

- General romping around the house throughout the day and night.

- 10 minute walk before bed

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Same age : )
by: Shaun Bell

My Australian Shepherd is about the same age, but we don't go out nearly as often as your schedule. Usually we do 10 to 15km trail running or 15+ mountainbiking (slow for him as he's still young). But that's usually every second day. In between we spend about an hour or two at a off leash park. I'm thinking he's doing more mileage at the park as he's running at warp the entire time he's there. He's super happy with the time we're out as he seems to spend the rest of his time cuddling with us and sleeping : ) We do daily training in the house as well.

Aussies need a lot of activity.
by: Anonymous

Aussies need a lot of activity. I do 6 mile cycle runs with my Assuie everyday and it's still not enough. I'll play 30 minutes of frisbee with him after and that seems to do the job. 10 minutes sessions are not good enough for this dog breed in my opinion. But I guess something is better than nothing.

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